Independent & Dependent Variables in Math


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When you're told that y is a function of x, what does that let us know about those two variables' relationship?

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1. In the following equation, identify the dependent variable:

2. In the following equation, which variable is the independent variable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cause and effect is a major components to any real world event. In math it can be seen as the differences between independent and dependent variables. Use this assessment to test your understanding of these variables in math, then use these math worksheets to keep practicing!

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The objective of this assessment is to test your understanding of:

  • The relationship between dependent and independent variables in a function
  • How to identify independent and dependent variables
  • Applications of this knowledge

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills you will practice as you complete this assessment include:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as independent and dependent variables in math
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the relationship between independent and dependent variables
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to complete questions asking you to identify these different types of variables

Additional Learning

To improve your understanding this information complete the lesson, Independent & Dependent Variables in Math. This assessment will help you prepare for the assessment and study:

  • What dependent and independent variables are
  • Real life applications of them
  • Examples of equations the can be used to differentiate between them